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Marrakech
19-10-2016
If you have ever owned a star-shaped lantern, coloured tea glasses or a patterned pottery tagine you'll already have an idea of Morocco's distinctive decorative style, waiting to be discovered in its architecture and street stalls. Pleasantly warm at the end of the year, well served by flights and a top pre-Christmas shopping spot, Marrakech is a good choice for a winter break. One of the greatest shopping experiences in the world is browsing the famous labyrinthine souks of Marrakech's old town
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Cape Town
19-10-2016
If you are looking for a great value long-haul break this winter with some of the world's best beaches and hotels plus numerous touring options, then Cape Town ticks all the boxes. The weakness of the South African Rand means the country is fantastic value at the moment - £1 buys you almost double what it did around five years ago - and just in time for the UK winter, British Airways introduces a new service from Gatwick to Cape Town, with three flights a week from 24th November. Another attrac
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St Moritz
19-10-2016
There comes a time for any keen skier when they want the real deal; a definitive Alpine location where celebrities rub shoulders with minor royalty and a winter sports provenance that few can match. Switzerland has a clutch of such resorts and St Moritz is arguably the best of them all, so much so that it stages the Alpine World Ski Championships for the fifth time in February (6th - 19th) and is one of the few resorts to have hosted the winter Olympics twice. St Moritz, whose thermal sprin
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Air Berlin - New Business Class on Europe flights
28-09-2016
Airberlin is delighted to offer passengers a new product experience from next moth: the new Business Class on domestic German and European flights, which connects seamlessly with the award-winning service of airberlin's long-haul Business Class.  This product expansion is an important step in their progress into the premium segment of European airlines.The new airberlin Business Class on short and medium-haul flights is now available for booking. From 4th October 2016, passengers can enjoy
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China Southern Airlines
28-09-2016
Exceeding your expectations
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Meet the Team
26-09-2016
What does your job entail?I look after the bigger scale events - my colleagues and I deal with the more complex conferences with higher number of delegates.What is your background?I have been in this job for three years now. Before I was a retail manager of a large travel company where the level of responsibility was also high.What are you working on at the moment?At the moment I'm working on a 2 day overseas conference for about 300 attendees. It's everything from organising an early registrati
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London - Bailey's Hotel
26-09-2016
Hotels that are adjacent to conference centres are typically modern, impersonal and bland, but if youare looking for an alternative in London, The Bailey’s is a great choice.Millennium Hotels describes The Bailey’s as being set in a Victorian townhouse, which is perhapsunderselling it, as this 212-room property was actually purpose-built as a hotel and has been one sinceopening in 1876.Named after its founder, Sir James Bailey MP, whose image is depicted in some way in every room,the propert
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